TUKS Camerata

Reunion

Tuks Camerata 50-year Reunion 2018

In order not to miss out on important information with regards to our reunioun in September 2018, send an email to reunioncamerata@gmail.com

REUNION VENUE CHANGED TO TUKS CAMPUS

REUNION VENUE CHANGED TO TUKS CAMPUS

Dear Alumnus / Alumna                                                         26 April 2018

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND INFORMATION: REUNION VENUE CHANGED TO TUKS CAMPUS

50-year Reunion Weekend now on the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus

 

On behalf of the University of Pretoria Camerata, I would like to thank all those who have already made their bookings for the 50-year Reunion Weekend. We are very excited about this event and know that it will be a huge success.

Due to the high cost of the Discovery Campsite and several other problems (inadequate private rooms, no children allowed and a restriction on alcohol), the Camerata Management Team and the Reunion Committee decided that it would be best to cancel our booking with the campsite and rather host the weekend on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus. This will make it possible for more people to attend the reunion as accommodation in the vicinity of the University is more private, available and also cheaper. It is also easily accessible by Gautrain, especially for alumni who have to travel from the OR Tambo Airport, or who live in Johannesburg and surroundings.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but believe that this is a better option for all. Even though the venue has changed, the rehearsal weekend will work exactly as before. Rehearsals, meals and socials will all take place on the Hatfield Campus.

We now have only one package called the Reunion Package, which includes the following:

 

 

R910 per person

INCLUDED:

  • Meals: Friday Supper, Saturday Lunch & Supper, Sunday Lunch & a Finger Meal after Monday’s concert  (We added the finger meal as an extra.)
  • Cutlery and crockery will be provided, so no washing up is needed.
  • Tea, coffee and water during breaks. We will provide enough bottled water for everyone.
  • Use of facilities, all music, MP3’s and administration to organise the Reunion
  • All booking fees through Tixsa
  • An attractive free lanyard to remind you of the occasion
  • Concert programme
  • Secure, full-day undercover parking at Tuks

ACCOMMODATION

Mr Johan Pieterse from C Major Tours (cmajortours.co.za) organises the accommodation for the Reunion Weekend. Any alumni who still need accommodation should feel free to contact him per email at johan@cmajor-tours.co.za, or telephonically at 012 803 4132. Johan is a reliable supplier to the University of Pretoria and has been involved in the tourism and accommodation industry for more than 25 years.

He secured rooms with the Brooklyn Guesthouses, Murray Street, Brooklyn - a large property that consists of various guest units. All accommodation is private and breakfast is included. It is conveniently situated within walking distance from the Tuks Campus. The cost of the accommodation is as follows:

R1 350 pp for three nights, shared accommodation (two single beds per room), breakfast included.

R2 190 pp for three nights, single accommodation, breakfast included.

 

For more information on the Brooklyn Guesthouses, please visit their website at www.brooklynguesthouses.co.za.

Designated car drivers consisting of current choir members will provide transportation to the alumni between the guesthouse and the UP campus. A choir member will be assigned to specific alumni to transport them for the duration of the reunion weekend.

Although we believe that the new arrangements will better suit the majority of our alumni, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

We want to make sure that our 50th Reunion will be an unforgettable experience and would like to involve as many alumni as possible. We hope that you will understand our reasons for the change and that you approve of the new arrangements. We would truly appreciate it if you could share this new information with all your alumni acquaintances.

Thank you for the continued support for the University of Pretoria Camerata.

Kind regards,

Michael-John Reeler

TUKS Camerata Committee 2018

reunioncamerata@gmail.com

 

www.tukscamerata.co.za

VERSKUIWING VAN 50ste REüNIE-KAMP NA UP SE HATFIELDKAMPUS

VERSKUIWING VAN 50ste REüNIE-KAMP NA UP SE HATFIELDKAMPUS

Beste Alumnus / Alumna,                                                                             26 April 2018

 

BELANGRIKE KENNISGEWING EN INLIGTING: VERSKUIWING VAN 50ste REüNIE-KAMP NA UP SE HATFIELDKAMPUS

50ste Reünienaweek nou by die Universiteit van Pretoria Hatfield kampus

 

Namens die Universiteit van Pretoria Camerata wil ek graag my dank uitspreek teenoor almal wat alreeds hul plekke vir die 50ste Reünienaweek bespreek het. Ons is baie opgewonde oor hierdie besondere geleentheid en weet dat dit 'n groot sukses sal wees.

Vanweë die hoë koste van die Camp Discovery-kampterrein en bepaalde beperkinge (onvoldoende enkelkamers, geen kinders toegelaat nie en 'n beperking op alkohol) het die Tuks Camerata-bestuurspan en die Reüniekomitee dit goed gedink om die Reünienaweek na die Universiteit van Pretoria se Hatfieldkampus te verskuif en die bespreking by die Camp Discovery-terrein te kanselleer.

Dié verskuiwing sal dit vir meer mense moontlik maak om die 50ste Reünie by te woon. Akkommodasie in die omgewing van die Universiteit is beskikbaar, privaat en meer bekostigbaar. Veral diegene wat vervoer vanaf die OR Tambo-lughawe benodig, of wat in Johannesburg en omgewing woonagtig is, sal met gerief met die Gautrein na Pretoria kan reis.

Ons vra om verskoning vir enige moontlike ongerief, maar glo dat dit vir almal 'n beter opsie is.

Alhoewel die plek verander, sal die reëlings vir die repetisienaweek presies soos voorheen wees, maw, repetisies, etes en kuiers vind by Tuks plaas.

Ons het nou slegs een pakket, die Reüniepakket, wat die volgende insluit:

 

R910 per persoon

 SLUIT IN:

  • Etes: Vrydag Aandete, Saterdag middag & aandete, Sondag middagete asook ‘n vingerete na afloop van Maandag se konsert. (Die vingerete is hier bygevoeg.)
  • Breekware en eetgerei - geen opwas nodig nie.
  • Tee, koffie en water tydens pouses. Genoeg gebottelde water vir almal sal voorsien word.
  • Gebruik van fasiliteite, alle musiek, MP3's en administrasie van die Reünie.
  • Alle Tixsa-besprekingsgelde.
  • Pragtige aandenkingskoord (lanyard).
  • Konsertprogram.
  • Veilige voldag-onderdakparkering by Tuks.

 

AKKOMMODASIE

Mnr Johan Pieterse van C Major Tours (cmajortours.co.za) hanteer die akkommodasie vir die Reünie-naweek. Alle alumni wat akkommodasie benodig, kan hom per e-pos by johan@cmajor-tours.co.za, of telefonies by 012 803 4132 kontak. Johan is 'n betroubare verskaffer vir die Universiteit van Pretoria en is al langer as 25 jaar by die toerisme- en akkommodasie bedryf betrokke.

Hy het akkommodasie die Brooklyn-gastehuise bespreek. Dit is 'n groot eiendom met verskeie gaste-eenhede. Alle akkommodasie is privaat en sluit ontbyt in. Dit is binne loopafstand vanaf die Tukskampus, wat dit baie gerieflik maak. Die koste van die akkommodasie is as volg:

R1 350 met ontbyt pp vir drie nagte vir deel akkommodasie (2 enkel beddens per kamer),

R2 190 met ontbyt pp vir drie nagte enkel akkommodasie.

Besoek gerus die Brooklyn-gastehuise se webwerf by www.brooklynguesthouses.co.za vir meer inligting.

Aangewese motor bestuurders bestaande uit huidige koorlede sal vervoer aan die alumni tussen die gastehuis en die UP kampus verskaf. ‘n Koorlid sal toegewys word aan spesifieke alumni om hulle te vervoer vir die duur van die reünienaweek.

Ons glo dat die nuwe reëlings vir die meerderheid alumni aantrekliker sal wees, maar vra tog om verskoning vir enige ongerief wat dit moontlik kan veroorsaak.

Ons wil graag verseker dat die 50ste Reünie 'n onvergeetlike naweek sal wees en wil soveel moontlik alumni betrek. Ons hoop en vertrou dat u begrip sal hê vir die veranderings en dat u die nuwe reëlings goedkeur. Ons sal dit opreg waardeer indien u hierdie nuwe inligting met u alumni-kennisse sal deel.

Baie dankie vir u volgehoue ondersteuning van die Universiteit van Pretoria Camerata.

Vriendelike groete,

Michael-John Reeler

TUKS Camerata-komitee 2018

reunioncamerata@gmail.com

 

www.tukscamerata.co.za

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA CAMERATA 50th REUNION WEEKEND: 21–24 SEPTEMBER 2018.

Dear Alumnus of the Tuks Camerata,

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA CAMERATA 50th REUNION WEEKEND: 21–24 SEPTEMBER 2018.

As you are aware, 2018 marks a milestone in the history of the University of Pretoria Camerata as we celebrate the choir’s 50th anniversary. The choir was officially established in the Club Hall on the main campus of the University on 19 March 1968, under the protection of the University Council. A plaque commemorating this momentous occasion now proudly hangs in the choir room. We are glad to say that half a decade later the choir is still going strong. All this is thanks to the foundation laid by the choristers, managers and conductors who preceded all current members and associates - in other words, you, the alumni.

The reunion weekend has been planned to celebrate every one of you.

 

INFORMATION REGARDING THE REUNION WEEKEND

Bookings for the reunion will close on Friday 01 August 2018.

Please be sure to do your online bookings by then.

 

The reunion will take place from Friday 21 September 2018 to Monday 24 September 2018 at the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus.

The weekend will commence on Friday evening so as to ensure enough time for people to finish their work responsibilities on that day. We will rehearse and social the entire weekend, which will culminate in a reunion concert at the University of Pretoria Aula Auditorium on Monday morning. The reunion will conclude on Monday 24 September by 14:00, allowing enough time for people to make their way back home, be it by car or plane.

Please note that Monday, 24 September is a public holiday. The exact schedule for the weekend will be corresponded in a later communication.

We are privileged that the reunion will be attended and conducted in part by previous conductors:

  • Prof Petru Gräbe
  • Prof Johann van der Sandt
  • Mr Christo Burger

We will also have conductors representing both Mr Adolf Theron and Mr Willem van Tonder and our current conductor Dr Michael Barrett, whose presence is an integral part of the reunion. The weekend promises to be a great deal of fun and hopefully a wonderful trip down memory lane.

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Bookings for the reunion will close on Friday 01 August 2018.

Please be sure to do your online bookings by then.

Please book your package for the reunion weekend online at:

https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/university-of-pretoria-camerata-50th-reunion-week

 

Family members, children, and friends are all welcome to attend the reunion, but will need to purchase a package as well. Please note that only alumni of the Tuks Camerata will be allowed to participate in the rehearsals and concerts.

THE MUSIC

Music will be selected by each of the conductors and sent via email to all participants by the end of May 2018. Sheet music and MP3 rehearsal tracks will be provided to assist with learning the music in time. We will also stay in contact to ensure that you are learning the music in time.

A FINAL WORD

Please help us to make this reunion a success by contacting as many alumni as possible. We have done a great deal to reach as many alumni as possible, but ask that you assist by spreading the word on social media and through your own personal contacts. We would dearly like to see as many old members as possible. Please also encourage alumni to complete their information on our database so that we have all the information for our records. Please go through the database and if you notice a fellow alumnus on the list who sang with you and has not yet completed their information, please encourage them to do so. If you have their details, please be so kind as to complete it on their behalf. The database can be accessed here:

Database

 

There is no greater happiness in the world to me than that provided by music and family. I hope you feel the same as I do, and I hope I will see as many of you there as possible! 

Warm regards,

 Michael-John Reeler

TUKS Camerata Committee 2018

 

www.tukscamerata.co.za

UNIVERSITEIT VAN PRETORIA CAMERATA 50ste REUNIE-NAWEEK: 21-24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Beste alumnus van Tuks Camerata

UNIVERSITEIT VAN PRETORIA CAMERATA 50ste REUNIE-NAWEEK: 21-24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Die Universiteit van Pretoria Camerata bereik met trots ‘n geskiedkundige mylpaal gedurende 2018 wanneer ons die koor se 50ste bestaansjaar vier. Die koor is amptelik op 19 Maart 1968 in die Klubsaal op die hoofkampus van die Universiteit onder beskerming van die Universiteitsraad gestig. 'n Gedenkplaat van hierdie belangrike geleentheid hang nou trots in die koorkamer. Ons is bly om te sê dat die koor 'n halwe dekade later steeds staan sterk. Dit is alles te danke aan die grondslag wat deur koorlede, bestuurders en dirigente gelê is wat al die huidige koorlede en medewerkers voorafgegaan het – met ander woorde julle, die alumni.

 

Die reünienaweek is beplan om elkeen van julle te vier.

INLIGTING MET BETREKKING TOT DIE REÜNIENAWEEK

 

Besprekings vir die reünie sluit op Vrydag 01 Augustus 2018.

Maak asseblief seker dat u aanlynbesprekings teen daardie tyd gedoen is.

 

Die reünie vind plaas vanaf Vrydag 21 September tot Maandag 24 September 2018 by die Universiteit van Pretoria Hatfield kampus.

Die naweek begin Vrydagaand om te verseker dat mense genoeg tyd het om hul werksverantwoordelikhede gedurende die dag te voltooi. Die kooralumni sal die naweek repeteer en Maandagoggend sal daar 'n reüniekonsert by die Universiteit van Pretoria Aula ouditorium aangebied word. Die reünie sal op Maandag 24 September om 14:00 afsluit, sodat daar genoeg tyd is vir mense om huiswaarts te keer, of dit nou per motor of vliegtuig is.

Neem asseblief kennis dat Maandag 24 September 'n openbare vakansiedag is. Die presiese skedule vir die naweek sal in latere kommunikasie deurgegee word.

Ons is bevoorreg dat die reünienaweek deur al die vorige dirigente bygewoon sal word:

 

  • Prof Petru Gräbe
  • Prof Johann van der Sandt
  • Mnr Christo Burger

 

Ons sal ook dirigente hê wat beide mnr Adolf Theron en mnr Willem van Tonder se eras verteenwoordig en ons huidige dirigent, dr. Michael Barrett, sal 'n integrale deel van die reünie vorm. Die naweek beloof om baie pret te wees en sal hopelik 'n wonderlike ervaring vol herinneringe wees.

FINANSIES:

 

Alle besprekings kan deur die aanlyn-kaartjiemaatskappy TIXSA gedoen word by:

https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/university-of-pretoria-camerata-50th-reunion-week

 

Familielede, kinders en vriende is almal welkom om die reünie by te woon, maar hulle moet ook 'n pakket koop. Let asseblief daarop dat slegs alumni van die Tuks Camerata toegelaat sal word om aan die repetisies en konserte deel te neem.

 

Besprekings vir die reünie sluit op Vrydag 01 Augustus 2018.

Maak asseblief seker dat u aanlynbesprekings teen daardie tyd gedoen is.

DIE MUSIEK

 

Die musiek sal deur elkeen van die dirigente gekies word en teen middel-Mei 2018 per e-pos aan alle deelnemers gestuur word. Bladmusiek en MP3-oefensnitte sal verskaf word om te help met die aanleer van die musiek. Ons sal ook in kontak bly om seker te maak u leer u musiek betyds aan.

 

'N FINALE WOORD

 Help ons asseblief om hierdie reünie suksesvol te maak deur soveel alumni moontlik te kontak. Ons het baie gedoen om soveel moontlik alumni te bereik, maar vra dat u help om die woord oor sosiale media en deur u eie persoonlike kontakte te versprei. Ons sal graag soveel ou lede moontlik wil sien. Moedig asseblief ook alumni aan om hul besonderhede op ons databasis te voltooi sodat ons al die inligting vir ons rekords het. Gaan asseblief deur die databasis en as jy mede-alumni sien wat saam met jou gesing het wat hulle besonderhede nie voltooi het nie, moedig hulle aan om dit te doen. As jy hulle besonderhede het, wees asseblief so vriendelik om dit namens hulle te voltooi. Die databasis kan hier verkry word:

(Gebruik asseblief die volgende skakel in u webblaaier):

 https://goo.gl/forms/u0p12q3t6uczBWID2

 

Vir my is daar geen groter vreugde in die wêreld as dit wat deur musiek en familie verskaf word nie. Ek vertrou dat u ook dieselfde voel, en dat ons soveel moontlik van ons kooralumni by die reünie sal sien!

 

Vriendelike groete

Michael-John Reeler

TUKS Camerata-komitee 2018

 

www.tukscamerata.co.za